As all 10 of our regular readers know, I've been on the road for nearly 2 weeks with limited connectivity during much of that time. But I'm on the way home and in Berkeley Springs WV today with DSL, so it's time to get re-connected by offering you a useful bit of info, assuming you're still in the stock market at all. Due to Thursday's as-yet-to-be-diagnosed electronic massacre, the NASDAQ has actually cancelled a number of trades in over 200 stocks that got hammered at least in part due to some mysterious system error. The magic list is listed here, courtesy of the NASDAQ and CNN.
All in all, it's been a hell of a time to be on the road in largely rural areas, isolated from the hustle, bustle, and nonsense we call civilization. Let's see. We have Greeks rioting because their socialistic state has been financing rich public sector benefits for decades with what appears to be thin air. We have President Obama threatening Arizona for, in effect, having the audacity to enforce U.S. immigration laws. We have an Islamofascist wacko trying to blow up shoppers and theatergoers in Times Square very possibly to avenge a recent South Park episode poking fun at the prophet Mohammed. And, of course, we have the continuing saga of the gigantic Gulf of Mexico oil slick--and the concurrent refusal of the MSM to eviscerate the Obama administration for dithering around for a week before even paying any attention to this unfolding and obvious disaster. Gee, imagine what would have happened if the current prez was a guy named Bush. Obamie, you're doing a heck of a job!